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Honoring and Valuing the Voice of Every Child, no matter their culture, ability or disposition

List of participating preschools – Early Childhood Centers participating in the Voices of Children project 

Bomaderry, Australia

Bomaderry Community Preschool is located on the beautiful South Coast of NSW in Australia.

The Aboriginal meaning of the word Bomaderry is ‘Running Water.’ We believe children are capable and have a right to engage in an environment that inspires delight and wonder, encourages investigation and fosters collaboration.

Kiama, Australia

The children, educators and families of Kiama Preschool are fortunate to play and learn on Dharawal Country. We are grateful to the natural landscape, fauna and flora that surrounds us as we engage in learning experiences and children often capture in their artworks. We look forward to sharing this process of expression and viewing others artworks to influence our practice.

Kiama Preschool has been Rated as “Exceeding” the National Quality Standards.

Sydney, Australia

KU Bradfield Park is not-for-profit 53 place Long Day Care Centre located in Sydney, Australia.

The centre acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of our Land and pays our respects to Elders, past and present. 

KU Bradfield Park offers high quality well-rounded programs with holistic approaches to teaching and learning. 

Our community recognises the connectedness of mind, body and spirit and their equal importance in child development. The service philosophy upholds the image of every child as a gift, as strong and capable in their uniqueness and full of potential. 

Through everyday work we want to give children recognition of their rights and of their strengths and for children find their voice.

Oyster Bay, Australia

The Point Preschool is a small, not-for-profit community preschool in Oyster Bay, Australia.

We are next door to a tree filled park and close to the Georges River and bushland.

We proudly acknowledge the Dharawal speaking people as the traditional custodians of the land where we learn and play.

Schaarbeek, Belgium

The Muziekladder ( Schaarbeek, Belgium) distinguishes itself from other primary schools by working through an expressive arts education.

Within the goals to be achieved, this dynamic school emphasizes music, art, drama, expression of movement and media. During the lessons, there is intense group collaboration and communication, partly through the various expressive arts domains.

Work is being done on a deeper development of skills, attitudes and knowledge. In doing so, the students develop awareness into personality and come to creative ways of dealing with reality. Motivation, an open attitude and willingness to participate are essential.

Brussels, Belgium

EhB offers highly qualified programs and carries out applied and artistic research, which are embedded in the Brussels multicultural context.

EhB is strongly embedded internationally by actively participating in international networks, partnerships, projects and mobility programmes.

Laeken, Brussels, Belgium

GO! Freinet basisschool De Telescoop in Laeken, Brussels is an elementary school, organized by the Flemish Community and inspired by the Freinet approach.

The school’s slogan reads ‘a warm journey to the future’. To enable this rich journey, pupils, teachers and parents work together closely.

De Telescoop creates an environment where children can be themselves and where they learn independently, constantly observing and investigating the surrounding world.

Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium

In the heart of Molenbeek, Brussels, an area rich of a diverse population, the House of Cultures and Social Cohesion was founded in 2006.

The House offers a public and artistic space, to build relations with its neighbours, associations and schools in the surroundings.

One of the pillars of the organisation are the creative workshops for children from 3 to 12 years old, on a weekly basis and during school holidays.

There is also a child-parent group for young children from 0 to 3 years old.

Koekelberg, Brussels, Belgium

Kindergarten Comenius is part of a campus which includes a daycare (0-3), a kindergarten (2,5-6), primary school (6-12) and secondary school (12-18), based in Koekelberg, Brussels. 

It is part of the GO! schoolnetwork from the Flemish Community. There are 4 classes for toddlers from 2,5 to 6 years. 

The pedagogical vision of the school strives for childrens independence, in accordance with their age. 

The needs and the interests of the children are at the center of the curriculum. Activities are shaped to create connections with nature and the school surroundings.

Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, Belgium

The Municipal Academy of Music and Drama of Sint-Agatha-Berchem, Brussels, is an official institution for part-time art education, funded by the Department of Education of the Flemish Community and supported by project grants of the Flemish Community Commission (Brussels-Capital Region). 

A few keywords that summarize the artistic-pedagogical vision of the academy are: enjoying playing together, collaboration across the boundaries of genres and disciplines, interaction with the environment, room for experiment and adventure, care and attention for each individual, community, beauty and emotion, authenticity, creativity. 

GuangZhou, China

Aspirational Preschool is an international kindergarten rooted in Chinese culture, focusing on the integration of “knowing” and “doing” in life. 

Under the educational concepts of “Caring for Humanity”, “Natural Scenario”, “Exploration & Creation” and “Interactive Participation”, we introduce the life aesthetics of the Chinese’s 24 Solar Terms as the cultural foundation for educational innovation.

Changchun Street Kindergarten

Beijing, China

Changchun Street Kindergarten was established in 1955 with a history of more than 60 years. 

The kindergarten adheres to the educational concept of children’s development as the foundation, and strives to build an interactive and reciprocal educational relationship with mutual connection and support.

Beijing, China

This is a happy home for children, parents and teachers to live together.

We love and respect each other, at the same time, we all enjoy the process of promoting the healthy growth of children. Everyone of us will receive the precious gifts of life.

Chengdu Sichuan Province, China

The characteristics of the Haike Kindergarten include: Focusing on reading to expand and extend the boundaries of children’s life, commiting to narrative evaluation methods for promoting children’s deep learning, taking root in Chinese traditional culture and developing students’ international horizons.

Shenzhen Experimental Kindergarten

Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen Experimental Kindergarten has been firmly committed to its motto “to plant the seed of happiness, let children set out on a journey in happiness”.  Shenzhen Experimental Kindergarten follows the “San Ren Xing“ kindergarten oriented curriculum, immerse the children, parents, and teachers in happiness and provide them the environment for self-fulfillment. 

Athens, Greece

ACS Athens is a student-centered international school, embracing American educational philosophy, principles, and values.

Through excellence in teaching and diverse educational experiences, ACS Athens challenges students to realize their unique potential: academically, intellectually, socially and ethically – to thrive as responsible global citizens.

We strive to empower individuals to transform the world as architects of their own learning as conscious world citizens.

Athens, Greece

A bilingual preschool & kindergarten for kids 2,5-6 years old. The school’s philosophy is based on two pillars: the infant-toddler centres and pre-schools of Reggio Emilia in Northern Italy & Outdoor pedagogy. 

130 Centers, India

Part of one of the fastest growing international educational brands with 500+ schools in 20+ countries, Maple Bear South Asia brings the very best of globally reckoned Canadian early childhood and elementary school practices to India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Tokyo, Japan

Ivy Prep International School is based in central Tokyo, Japan. 

We specialize in Gifted and Talented education and cater to families who are looking to study at reputable schools abroad in the future. 

Our original curriculum is predominately based on the Cambridge curriculum while integrating the Montessori and Reggio approach, “learn through play” and applying STEAM curricula/contents to school settings. 

As we value diversity and care for others, Ivy Prep also implements the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the curriculum so children can start to be aware of global issues through several exciting activities and fun hands-on experiments! 

We offer a Multilingual IMMERSION approach offering Spanish, French, Japanese, Arabic of the families choice as MFL (Modern Foreign Language) unit which supports in placing a strong focus on the well-rounded development of each student as a whole.

42 Primary Schools, Kenya & Tanzania

Education is a basic human right. Yet in Sub-Saharan Africa, over one fifth of primary-school-aged children are missing out.

At So They Can, our mission is to make quality education accessible for East African children living in poverty. We do this through improved learning conditions, teacher training and development, and inclusive partnerships with communities and in-country governments.

To date we have reached over 28,000 children with education, from 42 schools across Kenya and Tanzania. This is in addition to empowering 474 new teachers into the field and supporting a further 300 existing educators, so they can provide the best education possible for their students.

By empowering communities through education, we can help break the vicious cycle of poverty and create a safer, fairer and brighter future for all.

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Established in 1975, EPG is the leader in the Early Years sector in Kuwait, offering the highest standard of Early Years, bi-lingual education to over 7,500 students across 30 EY Branches. 

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is a play-based adapted curriculum for children from 9 months to 5.5 years. 

Mexico City, Mexico

Eton School in Mexico City offers grade levels for Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, and High School. It is an inclusive co-educational learning community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from different cultures, nationalities, religions and ideologies. Eton School is now part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Building Blocks International School is situated in the heart of Jeddah. 

We aim to build a generation of decision makers and thinkers, with confident self-expression in a global environment.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Childhood Center is a research and training lab. in King AbdulAziz University in Jeddah.

It offers educational services for children in their first six years of age and offers education and emotional support to parents. 

One of the Center’s aspirations is to merge children with special needs with normal children in an appropriate healthy environment, under the supervision of specialists from the childhood studies department.  

Singapore

BibiNogs is a specialist bilingual and Chinese language early childhood education provider.

Our proprietary BibiNogs BE curriculum helps our children make sense of the world around them by bridging context and life experiences in our bilingual and pure Mandarin immersive classrooms.

Singapore

PCF Sparkletots is Singapore’s largest preschool operator and employer with over 360 preschools island-wide with an enrolment of over 40000 children. PCF Sparkletots’ Vision: Confident and creative learners with a caring heart.

Istanbul, Turkey

Hisar School, founded in 1996, is a well-regarded, progressive institution that educates PreK-12 students at a single campus in Istanbul, Turkey. Its students over 1480 are flourishing inside and outside of the classroom.

Hisar School blends the curriculum of the 21st century with an innovative and progressive learning, while seeking to help students “explore and unlock their true potential”.

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

The AKAPS- Al Ramtha is proud to welcome you to our family. 

Together we celebrate our strengths and embrace our differences.

We work in a collaborative environment where everyone is encouraged to contribute to the overall objectives and goals of the school.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

American Academy For Girls (AAG) is a world-class Taaleem school that was developed to provide a rigorous American education that will prepare the next generation of women to be innovative leaders in their local and global community.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Established in 1972, the American Community School of Abu Dhabi (ACS) is a non-profit, U.S. accredited college preparatory school serving a culturally diverse student body. 

ACS Abu Dhabi serves approximately 1,200 students between the ages of 4 to 18. The youngest students attend the KG1 program and learn through play and inquiry opportunities guided by the Creative Curriculum™.

Coleshill, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

High Meadow is a one form entry school in Coleshill, Warwickshire.  We have 180 children on our roll.  At High Meadow Community School we are a family where everyone is safe and valued.

We all work together to grow and be the best we can possibly be.  We encourage and support everyone to come to school every day so we can enjoy learning and celebrating together.  

The High Meadow community learn in different ways so our exciting curriculum and training ensures that everyone is inspired to be a lifelong learner.

London, United Kingdom

LEYF’s ambition is to change the world one child at a time. Our social purpose is to give London’s children the best start in life through the highest quality Early Years education, especially those who otherwise may not be able to access or afford it. At LEYF, children are at the centre of all that we do. By working together, we also positively impact the lives of staff, parents, communities, and society. LEYF supports ~4,000 children with high quality Early Years provision, through 39 nurseries across 12 boroughs in London. Our nurseries are disproportionately located in areas of London that need us most – as of 31 March 2021, 77% of our nurseries were in the ‘most deprived’ and ‘deprived’ areas vs. an average of 50% throughout London. We also consistently achieve higher Ofsted ratings – 56% of our nurseries are rated ‘Outstanding’ vs. 22% on average in London’s nurseries.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Lillian de Lissa Nursery School is part of Birmingham Federation of Maintained Nursery Schools.

Children are at the centre of all we do and it is our goal to provide the most appropriate opportunities for each of them. 

We believe that creative provision is play at its best. 

We are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and have achieved the Silver Award. 

We consider each child’s individual needs, their learning styles and interests to give each child a voice.

West Midlands, United Kingdom

Madeley Nursery is a community school in the West Midlands of the UK. 

We promote group learning through practical projects based on ecologies and organise the school based on principles of democracy, collaboration, and creative expression. 

This is a small school with a big heart.

Yonkers, NY 10705, USA

Little Angels Child Development program encourages each child’s individual capabilities and supports each child’s emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development and growth.

Our Philosophy Framework:

  • Integrates the creative arts into the curriculum.
  • Utilizes a collaborative nature when teaching.
  • Develops visually rich learning environments.
  • Works on specific teaching and assessment strategies that support multiple forms of communication and development for the children.
  • Support children’s feelings and questions that are evoked by different centers and discoveries.

If all of this just sounds like “teacher lingo” know that our motto is:

“Where Playing is Learning and Learning is Fun.”

Meadow View ElementaryA

Meadow View is an Artful Learning® Legacy School (8 Years in this Framework).

“”Artful Learning® is a revolutionary approach that infuses any curriculum using the arts and creativity to produce unlimited opportunities for students, educators, leaders, and communities.

Initiated by American music icon Leonard Bernstein and realized by thousands of people around the globe – Artful Learning is changing the landscape of teaching and learning.

Southwest Wyoming, USA

Mountain View serves students in grades K-8, in a small rural community in Southwest Wyoming.

The school has established a tradition of excellence academically and in extra-curricular activities. This excellence is made possible by the positive relationship that exists between families and the school district.

The many celebrations of students’ successes that we enjoy throughout each school year are a product of an entire community making student success the top priority.

Thai Nguyen city, Vietnam

Established in 2018, Marie Curie has developed very quickly.

Marie Curie International Preschool has 15 classes with more than 200 kids.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon Kids is a Reggio Emilia inspired kindergarten which sees children as capable citizens, and active co-constructors in the processes of learning. 

As children endeavour to find their place in the world, we endeavour to support them as we believe they learn best – through the joy of experience itself.

Hanoi, Vietnam

STEAMe GARTEN Bilingual Kindergarten Education System officially established in August 2017 and has now opened 16 campuses that are currently in operation in Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh, Ho Chi Minh City. Our education chain is continuing to expand and open more campuses in other provinces nationwide.

STEAMe GARTEN takes on the mission of creating a unique and diverse educational environment with a curriculum that is actually meaningful, encouraging our children to learn and grow.

Da Nang, Vietnam

Sunflower Steiner Kindergarten’s operational principles: Welcoming children with deep respect, educating them with love so that they are free to move forward”. 

Each child’s developmental stage has different potentials and internal resources for development that adults need to understand in order to protect and provide the best support for children.

Lusaka, Zambia, Central Africa

Proed Academy was established in 2014 with special focus in offering ECED to mostly rural and under served communities and children in particular. 

Over the years the school has grown and has 3 branches, based in the northern and Lusaka provinces of Zambia Central Africa.

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